SHOUT-OUT (17-Feb’15)

Filed in SHOUT OUT'S by on February 17, 2015 • views: 2022



Chris Bertish has given the green light for tonight’s attempt to break the world record: 24 Hour SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Open Ocean Distance.

In his second attempt, to start Tuesday the 17th of February 2015, Chris plans to break the current 24 hour record of 157 km (97 miles) and try and achieve breaking the mythical 100 mile mark in 24 hours straight. Through the night and then through the following day, to try and achieve a target of 170km (105 miles) in 24 hours, this time with NO moon to help light his way, paddling blind 9 hours through the night, then through the whole of the following day.

  • Start Date: Tuesday, 17th February
  • Start time: 19:30pm/ 19:45pm. (South African Time)  09:45am (USA Time)
  • End time: The same time the following day, 7:45pm.
  • Start point: Just off Outer Kom, Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie,, South Africa
  • Estimated finish point: Anywhere up the West Coast of South Africa- Its distance travelled in 24hrs any direction
  • Objective: Chris Bertish objective of:170km/24h Current WR-153km
  • Moon phase this attempt, will be no existent- so this time round I will be paddling blind, just by feel and not by sight, as it will be pitch black, from 9pm-5am (8hours.)

More info – follow Chris here:


Congratulations to Jolandie Rust for becoming the first woman in Africa and fourth in the world to become a BMW Motorrad internationally accredited off-road instructor.

Keegan Longueira is 200 km from Livingstone, Zambia and is on track break the world record of 71 days – cycling from Cairo to Cape Town. Respect captain, that is some hard riding you’ve been doing.



De Bruyn Joubert: Around 7 Continents
We received this disturbing notice: “Was held against my will 2day as one guy kept slapping me and the other pushed me back onto the bed whenever I tried to leave. Think I handled the situation good as I got out after an hour when I got the 1st gap. Will give more details later
As soon as we know more info, we will let you all know whats up.
One the bright side, 2 days later, De Bruyn posted this image with “Smashing up a river to get melt some water to hydrate and make dinner” so we are assuming he is okay.

Angelo Wilkie Page, Expedition720Degrees has recovered from his frostbite scare. 3 weeks ago, his feet did not look good so he has flew down to Vancouver to recover and get better. He is flying back to Fort St John on the 18th to re-unite with his bike and he is raring to get them wheels rollin again.


Riaan and Vasti: getting the final preparations in place to do the Cape Epic. We all at AwesomeSouthAfricans wish you both all the best on the EPIC


Ron Rutland: Fat Kid on a Bike has been very quiet. I suppose we can’t expect him to have access to the internet all the time. Stay safe Ron!


Getaway Show 13 – 15 March’15

IT IS HAPPENING!! Last few obstacles, but we are going to be there and we are going to have an awesome time. Public appearances by Paul Steyn, Jo Rust, Chris Bertish and Patrick Ryan. If technology allows, live skype interviews with Angelo Wilkie Page, Ron Rutland, De Bruyn Joubert and Keega Longueira.

If you are in the area – pop and come meet your favourite Awesome South African.



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